The 2nd Annual Hoboken Literary Weekend is Back from April 3rd-5th

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Hoboken is home to a slew of talented writers, authors, and creators. The local community here thrives on that creative energy thanks to Little City Books, that energy is going to be celebrated this upcoming April. Enter the 2nd Annual Hoboken Literary Weekend. Running from April 3rd through April 5th, this annual event hosted by Little City Books features a variety of award-winning authors, artists, performers, and journalists at different events at Little City Books and at other venues around the Mile Square. Welcome back, Literary Weekend!

The Details

This year’s event is kicking-off on Friday, April 3rd with Patty Max and Roz Chast {a New Yorker writer and New Yorker cartoonist, respectively} during a conversation about their book, You Can Only Be Mad At Me For One Thing At a Time: Rules for Couples.

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“Our uptown neighbor, Mile Square Theatre, is partnering with us to host Patty and Roz, our opening event for the Hoboken Literary Weekend. It’s a fun adventure being part of a developing neighborhood that includes an Equity house, movie theater, gorgeous cafe, biergarten, and climbing wall,” said Little City Books co-owner Donna Garban.

Beyond the first event, however, other Literary Weekend events include:

  • A performance by Obie-winning theater group Elevator Repair Service at Little City Books on Saturday, April 4th
  • A talk with Maira Kalman, featuring New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, about her illustrated edition of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein on Sunday, April 5th at Little City Books
  • And many more

Events are still being added to the current schedule, so be on the lookout for more + event information on the Hoboken Literary Weekend website.

In addition to a slew of fun events, this year’s weekend will be…more entertaining, to say the least. “Since this year is an election year, with everyone shouting at each other, we are featuring talks and performances that are pure entertainment,” Kate Jacobs, co-owner of Little City Books, explained.

Last Year’s Literary Weekend

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Although its inaugural year, the 2019 Hoboken Literary Weekend was a success.

“Our first Hoboken Literary Weekend last year was very ambitious — 12 events in three days. It was a ton of work and madly successful,” Jacobs, explained. “People stopped us on the street for months afterward to thank us, so we knew we wanted to do it again. It is so much fun being part of this community and throwing parties for all our adventurous, literary, curious neighbors.”

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Last year, the weekend featured an event with local author Veronica Chambers, who authored Queen Bey, which was a series of various essays about Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé.

Needless to say, we’re just as excited about this year’s event as we were for last year’s — things can only get better from here, as they say. Regardless if you’re a book lover, a writer, an author, or simply a lover of all things creative, the Hoboken Literary Weekend is surely something to get fired up about. Learn more about it here.

What event are you most looking forward to this year? Tell us in the comments below!email buttons


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Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.


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